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BC CLEAR Projects 2013-2014 (funding start dates) > BC Pilot - Air Quality Health Index School Flag Program

BC Pilot - Air Quality Health Index School Flag Program

posted on 7:22 PM, July 6, 2016

Project leader: Sharon Stevens

This pilot program, modelled on the US EPA Air Quality Flag Program, will include the development, implementation and reporting on an introduction of the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) School Flag Program in BC. It will engage children, their parents and the school community to learn about and use the AQHI as a health management tool within the school setting and at home. It will identify and measure changes in awareness and air quality stewardship actions through pre- and post-program feedback. This research focuses on reaching a key at-risk audience — children, who play an important role in introducing and motivating behavior change within families and communities.

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Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

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FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake and Prince George. We also have staff located in Abbotsford and Vernon.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff.

Our main office is:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350
F: 604 488-5351

We are grateful at the Fraser Basin Council Society to live and work on the unceded ancestral
territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.